prouvé table solvay

prouvé table solvay

prouvé table solvay

Design Jean Prouvé, 1941
Solid wood top & base, powder-coated tubular steel strut
Made in Germany by Vitra

"Prouvé combines the soul of an engineer with that of an architect" -Le Corbusier

During the years of 1941 and 1942, Jean Prouveé's studios planned and realized various interior design projects for the chemical company Solvay. Among his many designs of this time, there was also a wooden table that is a prime example of Prouveé's creations: The necessities of statics and the force path are clearly reflected in his design details - similar to the later EM Table that differs from the Table Solvay due to its metal table legs. When the Table Solvay was created during World War II, there was a metal shortage and so the table legs were made of wood.

The solid oiled woods give Table Solvay a high-quality homely feel and compensate for its cool design. Table Solvay is offered in 5 sizes and features solid oil in your choice of natural oak, smoked oak or American walnut. The Tubular steel strut is powder-coated (smooth) black.

70.75" L | 35.5" w | 29.25" h
78.75" L | 35.5" w | 29.25" h
86.5" L | 35.5" w | 29.25" h
94.25" L | 35.5" w | 29.25" h
102.25" L | 35.5" w | 29.25" h

70.75" L: $5,650.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(Quick-ship options ship in 5-7 days. Please allow 8-12 weeks for all other options)

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- 94"x35" in oiled solid American walnut

Jean Prouvé

Jean Prouvé (1901-1984) was a self-taught architect and designer who first apprenticed as a blacksmith and metalsmith. He grew up in Nancy, France surrounded by the ideals and energy of "l'École de Nancy," the art collective to which his father, Victor Prouvé, belonged. Its goals were to make art readily accessible, to forge links between art and industry, as well as between art and social consciousness. It would have a powerful influence on him. His designs reveal knowledge of the materials at hand, a commitment to collaboration between artists and craftsmen, and an attention to evolving technical developments. In 1947 he built the Maxéville factory where he produced furniture and undertook extensive architectural research on the uses of aluminum. Though he used sheet metal extensively, he rejected the use of steel tubing which was popular with the concurrent Bauhaus movement.
Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Following in the tradition of Charles & Ray Eames, who have influenced Vitra’s approach to sustainability in many ways, product longevity is central to the company’s contribution to sustainable development; short-lived styling is avoided at all costs. This can be seen most clearly in the classical pieces of furniture that have been used for decades, had several owners and have then even ended up as a part of a collection.
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